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Office of Lt. Governor and Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism Strategic Plan 2014-15 through 2018-19

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Louisiana State Parks Draw Media Attention
Louisiana State Parks sites have been featured in movie and television releases including "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Stay Alive," HBO's "True Blood," "Stuck in the Suburbs," "All the Kings' Men" and even on CBS' "The Amazing Race."


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Division of Archaeology Division of Archaeology
The Division of Archaeology operates under three mandates: the federal National Historic Preservation Act, the state Archaeological Resources Act and the state Unmarked Burial Sites Act. These responsibilities relate to recording, protecting, and distributing information about the state's archaeological resources.


Division of the Arts Division of the Arts
The Division of the Arts is responsible for the development and promotion of the arts for the benefit of all people of Louisiana. This is accomplished through several grants programs that award funds to Louisiana artists and arts organizations to help provide arts activities statewide.


Division of Historic Preservation Division of Historic Preservation
The Division of Historic Preservation encourages the preservation of Louisiana's significant historic sites and buildings, such as plantation homes, lighthouses, log cabins and battlefields.


Louisiana Cultural Districts Louisiana Cultural Districts
The Louisiana Cultural Districts Program was created by Act 298 of the 2007 Regular Session of the legislature. The primary goal of this initiative is to spark community revitalization based on cultural activity though tax incentives.


CODOFIL Council for the Development of French in Louisiana
The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) was created in 1968 by the state legislature, because of the vast number of native French speakers in Louisiana. According to Legislative Act No. 409, CODOFIL is empowered to "do any and all things necessary to accomplish the development, utilization, and preservation of the French language as found in Louisiana for the cultural, economic and touristic benefit of the state."

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